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Lawmakers Turn Down The Florida Competitive Workforce Act

Spurred by the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando that took the lives of 49 people last year, LGBTQ activists have revived efforts to pass a civil rights workforce protection act for gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual workers. Despite co-sponsorships and endorsements by 44 percent of the legislature, the Florida Competitive Workforce Act (FCWA) was turned down by lawmakers again this year.

Workplace Safety On The Road: Tractor-Trailer Employers' Challenges and Solutions

Dangerous jobs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and some that you may not expect. The jobs that are commonly considered hazardous, like firefighting, police work and power line work, present some obvious challenges that could put workers in direct danger. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has some surprising news on the topic that points to a less obvious occupation: Tractor-Trailer drivers. Statistics show that in 2014 alone, 761 drivers lost their lives on the job; and the disturbing trend has been steadily increasing in recent years. 

What employers should know about the Equal Pay Act

As an employer, you do everything in your power to ensure that your profit margin remains healthy and your day-to-day operations run as smoothly as possible. Indeed, this means not only paying careful attention to things like inventory and sales figures, but also taking steps to minimize your legal exposure.

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